This movement is the glute ham device horizontal press. When done correctly, this will train core strength as well as stability. To set up for the movement, the athlete should position their feet underneath the support pads on the glute/ham device, and adjust the position of the hip pad so their hip rests comfortably on the pad. The athlete should hold a plate in the middle of their chest, and press the plate straight forward until the arms are completely extended, and return the plate to the center of the chest slowly. It is important when doing this movement to make sure the athlete is set up comfortably so they do not fall off of the device, and that the weight selected is light enough to fully extend without the hips or shoulders rotating.

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